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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lawrence of Arabia"(1962)
You Tube ^ | 1962 | David Lean

Posted on 12/15/2013 11:02:13 AM PST by ReformationFan



TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1962; alecguinness; anthonyquayle; anthonyquinn; arabia; davidlean; jackhawkins; lawrenceofarabia; mfasa; peterotoole; thegreatwar; worldwari
With today's news of the passing of Peter O'Toole and as a follow up to last week's mfasa of "Becket", today's feature is "Lawrence of Arabia."

It's in two parts:

Part 1-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ33gYBFDnE

Part 2-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqWHiLI_3AM

1 posted on 12/15/2013 11:02:13 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan; All

Part 1-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ33gYBFDnE

Part 2-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqWHiLI_3AM


2 posted on 12/15/2013 11:03:35 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy

ping


3 posted on 12/15/2013 11:06:17 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Ooo thanks...my #1 movie. Will have to send link to my gf who also loves Lawrence. She even travelled to Jordan in the 80s to see Wadi Rum and other sites.


4 posted on 12/15/2013 11:09:54 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: ReformationFan
*blocked*

5 posted on 12/15/2013 11:10:37 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: ReformationFan

I still have the plastic wrapped VHS 2 tape version of Lawrence of Arabia. I better head to eBay, it may be worth something. :-)


6 posted on 12/15/2013 11:27:04 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ReformationFan

Gunny Hartman: “I don’t like the name Lawrence...only faggots and sailors are called Lawrence! From now on you’re Gomer Pyle!” Pyle: “Sir, yes sir!”


7 posted on 12/15/2013 11:37:40 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: ReformationFan

The digital restoration of Lawrence of Arabia on Blu-ray is absolutely stunning and worth adding to one’s video library.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 11:45:32 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Deliver us from this evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: ReformationFan

Wow, can’t believe whole movie on there.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 12:01:35 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: ReformationFan

Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
He was an English guy
He came to fight the Turkish


10 posted on 12/15/2013 12:02:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ReformationFan
RIP Peter O'Toole. One of the only actors I can think of where the word "powerful" applies. He was also blessed with that rare natural gold-blond hair and coloring which runs in my family (got a handsome brother who had the exact same Lawrence hair/complexion when he was Lawrence's age some 30 years ago) and which is so dramatic in real life as to make O'Toole's Lawrence all the more believable.

Peter O'Toole was absolutely fabulous in Lawrence of Arabia, a great movie all around. (Ever notice that any movie with Jack Hawkins in it is great?!?) ONLY O'Toole could have done Lawrence. The role belonged to him completely.

Thanks for all the hours of great entertainment and acting, Peter O'Toole. God take you.

11 posted on 12/15/2013 12:28:02 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

“ONLY O’Toole could have done Lawrence. The role belonged to him completely.”

Agreed. He should’ve won the Oscar that year for Best Actor instead of Gregory Peck IMHO.


12 posted on 12/15/2013 12:33:02 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Finny
"(Ever notice that any movie with Jack Hawkins in it is great?!?)" I like a lot of his films. Ever seen this one?
13 posted on 12/15/2013 12:37:40 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: beaversmom

Enjoy it before Youtube makes them take it down.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 12:38:44 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Finny

They say “There’s no accounting for taste.” I guess that’s true. I’d prefer having a colonoscopy to watching anything with Peter O’Toole.


15 posted on 12/15/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by Lucas McCain
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To: ReformationFan

True...that happens a lot. Friend clued me in that Runaway Train was on YT the other day and got to watch that one again. Jon Voight, another great actor.


16 posted on 12/15/2013 12:45:33 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: ReformationFan

No! A German flick??!?


17 posted on 12/15/2013 12:55:34 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Lucas McCain
Well ... there are those who would say the same thing to the prospect of watching "The Rifleman" ...!

*ducking*

18 posted on 12/15/2013 12:56:40 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny; Lucas McCain

I rather watch the Rifleman or a Peter O’Toole flick than anything with most of today’s celebs(especially Alec Baldwin or Smiley Virus) in it.


19 posted on 12/15/2013 1:11:47 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Finny

No it’s in English. That’s just a German Video poster for it.

Hawkins plays Khufu the Pharaoh while a 23 year old Miss Joan Collins plays his scheming and villainous 2nd wife Nellifer in it.

Here’s the trailer for it-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vjv69Qac2w


20 posted on 12/15/2013 1:18:57 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Peter O’Toole died yesterday, the day after my dad died, btw.

Lawrence of Arabia is a great film because there are zero female speaking parts, so it all makes sense.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 1:21:48 PM PST by not2be4gotten.com
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To: ReformationFan

Jack Hawkins is one of my favorite actors. I saw him last night in THE BLACK ROSE.
He was given the short shrift in ZULU.


22 posted on 12/15/2013 1:35:37 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Jmouse007

I bet it is. I got the blu-ray for “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and it looked so clean and new. Like something being videotaped in the next room.


23 posted on 12/15/2013 2:03:49 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you!


24 posted on 12/15/2013 2:05:33 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Mondays should be outlawed.)
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To: ReformationFan

timely


25 posted on 12/15/2013 2:06:38 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Indeed. I was initially going to post another film but then I saw the news story about O’Toole’s death and thought this would be the more appropriate selection for today’s feature. Plus, I just happened to pick Becket last week. Strange.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 2:47:15 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

No prisoners!


27 posted on 12/15/2013 8:34:23 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: ReformationFan; wideawake; Zionist Conspirator

Is the lionization of T.E. Lawrence deserved? Wasn’t he a Pan-Arabist anti-semite? It would be much better for the Western World if Turkey maintained control over the region and not Arab nationalists.


28 posted on 12/17/2013 6:49:16 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Fair question. I admire this film more for its cinematic qualities and achievements rather than its political perspective.


29 posted on 12/17/2013 7:29:46 AM PST by ReformationFan
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